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rengels
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Can I use My Passport to back up more than one computer?

If possible I'd like to move my 500 GB My Passport back and forth between 2 computers - maybe every 3 days or so- and have Smartware maintain essentially 2 backup containers - one for each computer. Is this possible? Each of the 2 computers I want to back have around 30 GB of userdata so space is not an issue. Of course, if this can't be done, I can manually back them up to folders on the drive but an automatic solution would be fantastic.

Thanks all!

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radiodave
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Re: Can I use My Passport to back up more than one computer?

Yes, you can back up as many computers as you want on a single My Passport. It will automatically recognize the correct computer when you plug it  in.

 

You can also use up to 3 Passports on a sigle computer. I do this so one is backing up, one is safe at home, and one is in transit between work and home or home and work. That way I always have a fairly recent backup at home should the worst happen.

 

And since you can back up multible computers per Passport, why not back up the home computer with the drive sitting at home. Now you have both home and work backed up and 3 Passports cycling around. Should the worst happen to your house, your home files are safe at work.

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rengels
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Re: Can I use My Passport to back up more than one computer?

Thanks so much for the infomative reply, radiodave. That is great news and I am going to use a similar strategy. 2 drives back and forth between home and the office - 1 computer at home and 2 at the office - all 3 backed up on each drive, going back and forth each week. Excellent.

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